March 15, 2005

Damn, That Scott TP Lasts a Long Time

POST #    1611

Without getting into too much detail about how I wipe my ass, I've got to say that Scott Tissues (for your ass!) lasts quite a long time. When I had my housewarming way back in July, Necia gave me a 12 pack of toilet paper and I'm finally on my last roll. Originally, I was going to use them as emergency TP only, but to get through 12 rolls, you would need quite an emergency. Instead, I made a temporary switch, abandoning my trusty two-ply Charmin for the one-ply Scott. I've always been a fan of the two-ply as it gives you an extra layer of security, both mentally and physically, and it's so soft. The only problem seems to be the lintyness, as Kleenex Cottonelle once exhibited with some commercials.

Well, the Scott TP is nearly gone and I'm going back to Charmin. It almost seems like a normal Charmin roll lasts about 1/4 as long as Scott, even though I probably use two times the amount of Scott to compensate for the one-ply action.

Also, somewhat related, do you fold or just take a fistfull of TP? I remember having this discussion once during my freshman year of college. I'm a TP folder. You can never be too safe. What if you just bunch it up and you're not sure of where the TP actually is? Problems, I say, problems.

Posted by tien mao in Tech at 7:59 AM



First off, you are a boy, so you naturally use less TP. When I lived with Skutchie several years ago, he was appauled by how quickly the TP depleted in our house. After hours (this was a big topic of conversation) of arguing, it was agreed that girls just use more out of neccessity.

Secondly, there was something on TV about the wad vs. fold butt-cleansign argument, and I believe that the cable TV scientists revealed that wadding gets you cleaner faster.

Posted by: corie at March 15, 2005 9:33 AM

wait, boys use less TP?!??!? i was thinking in relation to myself.

and as far as the wad, i'm guessing that it's got more crevices for cleansing action? i should have just installed a bidet.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 15, 2005 9:36 AM

What's with all the TP talk on the web? Have you and Janelle and Jason all been hanging out in the bathroom?

And yes! Boys definitely use less TP! (I think).

Posted by: yp at March 15, 2005 10:55 AM

first off, it shouldnt be disputed that boys use more tp then women.. shouldnt that just be a known fact...
second off.. tp mitten are the best! ahem, so i have heard.

Posted by: shannan at March 15, 2005 11:48 AM

oops i mean women more then men

Posted by: shannan at March 15, 2005 11:57 AM

Fold all the way. Plus, you can fold and refold to re-use (during the same wiping only of course) if that is your style.

As far as the differences between men and women with TP, men use way, way less. When I've lived with women before, I've been amazed if the roll laster more than 5 days. Living on my own it is usually good for about two weeks. It can easily be attributed to the fact that women must use TP for #1 and #2. However, I'm usually amazed at the amount of TP they use for #1 as it typically exceeds what I use for #2. Either they are wasteful or I'm disgusting, one or the other.

Posted by: Joe at March 15, 2005 1:02 PM

How carefully do you guys fold? That seems like a lot of work for the job at hand.

And what's the consensus on using tp to hold yourself when doing #1?

Posted by: joe at March 15, 2005 2:32 PM

Dude.... its a fact. If you're living with a woman, just go ahead and pick up a few rolls of TP on your way home. Its like they eat the stuff.

I mean, my wife runs through it at an inhuman clip, but if she has company over for one night? I'm out of it. No question.

Posted by: Maine at March 15, 2005 2:50 PM

again, i was never debating the difference btwn men and women.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 15, 2005 2:59 PM

I'm not sure I see the point in using TP to hold yourself during #1. Unless you don't want to wash your hands afterwards or something, it should be a non-issue. And if that is the case, I'll note to never shake hands with ya.

Besides everyone knows it is more fun to go hands-free when doing #1.

Posted by: Joe at March 15, 2005 3:10 PM

i accidentally got the scotts single ply in my last peapod order. the 12 pack. it's going to last for years, i think (even though i do use more tp than boys). im thinking of buying some charmin or something cushy to give my butt a break in between rolls of scotts.

Posted by: rachelle at March 15, 2005 9:59 PM

also, i used to live with my ex and he always complained that i used too much tp.. my response that always shut him up: "would you rather i didnt?"

Posted by: rachelle at March 15, 2005 10:01 PM

Is the TP post in the "tech" category supposed to be funny? Cause it definitely is. :)

Posted by: yp at March 16, 2005 9:49 AM

it's the tech of butt wiping.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 16, 2005 9:53 AM

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